Author: Carol Griswold

Sporadic Bird Report: Winter Wren!

Sporadic Bird Report: Winter Wren!

February 3, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:06 am, sunset 5:17 pm, length of day 8 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 7 seconds longer. Weather: January’s bitter north wind blew into February with temperatures in the single digits and wind chill in the negative […]

Sporadic Bird Report

January 25, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:26 am, sunset 4:54 pm, length of day 7 hours, 27 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 43 seconds longer. Weather: Calm, 23º and partly cloudy this morning, rising to a balmy 33º under radiant blue, sunny skies all afternoon. […]

Sporadic Bird Report: hungry eagle drama!

Sporadic Bird Report: hungry eagle drama!

December 9, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:49 am, sunset 3:51 pm, length of day 6 hours, 1 minute; tomorrow will be 1 minute and 58 seconds shorter as we approach the December 21st winter solstice. Weather: December 7th was a spectacular sunny day, calm, and at 37º […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Blackbirds

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Blackbirds

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:14 am, sunset 6:07 pm, length of day 8 hours, 52 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 15 seconds shorter. Weather: Cold at 19º this morning, warming to a pleasant 34º with snow-laden clouds gathering by late afternoon. The […]

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 5:18 am, sunset 10:48 pm, length of day 17 hours, 30 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 28 seconds shorter. Weather: A light misty rain, low gray clouds with temperatures hovering in the upper 40s. The air is perfumed with […]

Pacific Golden Plovers!

April 17, 2008 Pacific Golden Plovers! Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 6:32 am, sunset 9:23 pm, length of day 14 hours, 50 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 25 seconds longer. Weather: Sunny skies with high overcast continue, temperatures up to the mid 40s but the strong north […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Pintails are back!

Today I spotted 2 beautiful drakes and 3 lovely female NORTHERN PINTAILS standing forlornly on the ice where the pond should be at the salt-marsh -with-an-airport-in-it. They were very alert and watched me warily from quite a distance before taking flight. A blizzard of gulls swarmed along the beach, probably […]

Bird Survey workshop Saturday March 29th

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted! COAAST Training Session Saturday March 29, 2008 10 am to 4 pm Alaska Sealife Center Reserve your place by calling COAAST at 206-221-6893 or email info@coasst.org, or just come! COAAST volunteers collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the […]

Nuclear fun!

At Monday’s Council meeting on March 24th, Phillip Oates announced that former part-time interim Seward City Manager Marvin Yoder now back in Galena, will be coming to Seward to present information on energy from a small nuclear power plant at a to-be-announced work session. Galena has been investigating this Toshiba […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Western Screech Owl

March 19, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:00 am, sunset 8:11 pm, length of day 12 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow, Spring Equinox, will be 5 minutes and 30 seconds longer. Weather: 23º this morning with a soft, gray wall of snow-bearing clouds creeping up the bay from the […]